White Essays

  • On becoming white

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    On becoming white As a European immigrant in the USA, I have encountered many new cultural phenomena in the last 4 _ years that have challenged me to perceive who I am differently. This experience has been even more polarized by the fact that I have lived most of that time in Los Angeles, a melting pot to be reckoned with. Coming to America, I expected these adaptations to my Irish self but the intensity of becoming cognizant of my label of 'whiteness' has mocked the limitations of my anticipations

  • Cosmic White Whale

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    The Cosmic White Whale was painted in c 1976-1977 by Gilbert Brown Wilson. It is comprised of mixed media on panel. By examining the piece with formal evaluation, the purpose of this piece is found to be comantarry. The artist made the comparison of Moby Dick to a microcosm of the universe. He also found similarities between Moby Dick and the atomic bomb, hence the atomic symbol. Three dominate elements of design in The Cosmic White Whale are color, shape, and texture. Three dominant principle of

  • White Privilege

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    Black and White Interpretations of White Privilege Racism is one of the major issues that have continued to affect social relations and affecting prosperity in various communities. Tatum and McIntosh argue that the problem of racism has been heightened significantly by the existence of white privilege. According to Tatum, racism occurs because certain groups of people benefit from a system of privileges based on race. These are benefits that are often difficult to detect as they are subtly ingrained

  • White Fang

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    write stories. My favorite character in the story would have to be White Fang. White Fang is the key character of the novel. His mother Kiche, (she-wolf) mated with a full wolf and had a litter of pups. White Fang was the only pup to survive a series of famines. White Fang starts his life out in the wild rather than being pampered. He progresses and becomes more of a dog rather than a wolf. This is all the added reasoning to why White Fang is my favorite character. He dodges adversity and becomes more

  • white weddings

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    Weddings, specifically “white weddings,” are a staple of American imagery. White weddings, as the dominant wedding form, penetrate both the culture and the industry. Specifically, the stereotypical white wedding is a spectacle featuring a bride in a formal white wedding gown, combined with some combination of attendants and witnesses, religious ceremony, wedding reception, and honeymoon (pg.3). Ingraham's main argument on the wedding industry is that images of white weddings permeate our culture

  • White-Only Scholarship Controversy

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    being born into a white middle class family would hinder my financial status rather than help it. Recently an article appeared in the Iowa State Daily, which addressed the issue of a white-only scholarship. In addition to the scholarships offered to members of the minority races, a scholarship should be offered to the members of the decreasing majority. Whites or Caucasians make up a group just as Native Americans, blacks, and Hispanics do. The one thing that separates whites from these other

  • White Teeth

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    I found the book White Teeth to be very interesting, it tackled a lot of issues that maybe somewhat common nowadays but approached it in a very universal way so that anyone from any background could understand it. The book touches on what it’s like for families of different cultural backgrounds to come together and live somewhere completely unlike where they are from and try to teach their children to keep their the families traditional ways of life. This task can be very hard for immigrant families

  • White Fang

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    White Fang By Jack London 1. Survival of the Fittest This means that only the brightest and strongest will survive. From the beginning White Fang was strong. He was the only pup of his litter to survive. His strength and intelligence made him the feared dog in the Indian camp. While defending Judge Scott, White Fang takes three bullets but, amazingly, he is able to pull through the operation of removing the bullets. White Fang learns how to fight the other dogs, to obey new masters, learn to

  • The White Tiger

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    Balram realizes soon after that there is more in the world than working for someone. He can be his own boss and he likes that idea more. Greed and the temptation of more takes over his mind and morphs him into a different character. In the novel, The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, Balram begins by having a sense of self and respect for others, but after realizing that higher success is also achievable it changes him into a darker character with no moralities what so ever, depicting how greed of success

  • Blacks and Whites in Movies

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    The object of this paper is to portray the role of African Americans and Whites in modern contemporary films. It is evident that there has been a great deal of effort in the integration of black people into American society. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has strived to undo the ties of segregation and disenfranchisement of African Americans. The NAACP has used several strategies to overturn segregation rules and obtain suffrage for black citizens. With the

  • A White Heron

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    ‘‘A White Heron’’ begins on a June evening near the Maine coast. As the sun sets, nine-year-old Sylvia drives home a cow. This girl has no other friends and really likes these walks with the cow. However, this certain night it has taken her an unusually long time to find the cow and she hopes Mrs. Tilley, her grandmother, will not worry about her. But her grandmother knows that she likes to wander about in the woods so she will not worry. The little girl comes across a stranger in the woods this

  • The Woman In White

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    1859 Wilkie Collins meets Caroline Graves, and although Collins becomes associated with Martha Rudd and fathers three illegitimate children with her, his relationship with Caroline Graves is said to inspired Collins to write The Woman in White. The Woman in White is a story of double identity. The innocent and frail character Laura Fairley is eerily doubled with the distraught and disturbed Anne Catherick. After Laura enters into marriage with Sir Percival Glyde , he in order to extort her inheritance

  • The White Tiger

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    “The circle is now complete. When I left you I was but the learner; now I am the master” (Skywalker). In nearly every great story, there is both a teacher and a student. At some point in the story, however, the student surpasses the teacher. The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga, Balram, an entrepreneur from the “darkness” rises from his caste of sweet maker to the driver of a wealthy businessman in Delhi and eventually to a (somewhat) respectable businessman in Bangalore. This journey would not have

  • Color White In Ancient Egypt

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    Egyptians as ritual purity and sacredness was of high regard in the culture. The clothing of most Egyptians was white. It was usually made out of linens. The color white was very symbolic in regard to priesthood as they were known to adorn their feet in white sandals. The crown of Upper Egypt was white and became the color most closing associated with southern Egypt. Egyptian alabaster is white and milky and was used for a variety of reasons. Statues were made out of alabaster as well as carved sacred

  • white noise

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    The central conflict between Jack and Babette Gladney is basically the struggle for control and also the struggle for who is more afraid of death. Jack Gladney throughout the whole novel tries to think that he knows his wife Babette he tries to control her thoughts by saying she is supposed to act a certain way. Jack wants to be the one afraid of death and at the same time wants to get rid of his fear. In the story Jack confronts Babette about the medicine she is taking, he wants to know what it

  • white fang

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    During Jack London’s life he has written many great novels, perhaps the greatest was White Fang. In 1906 he wrote the legendary novel about a stray wolf reverting to domestication. The majority of this book concerns White Fangs’ struggles with savage nature, Indians, dogs and white men. However, we also see White Fang is tamed by love and turns from a savage wolf into a loving and domesticated dog. White Fang begins with two men traveling through the artic with a dog team and sled, followed by a

  • The White House

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    The White House The White House has undergone four major phases of construction with its beginnings in 1792 and subsequent reconstruction in 1817 and renovations in 1902 and 1948-1952 (The White House-construction: website). In 1901 President Theodore Roosevelt officially named the President's residence the "White House" (The White House-name: website). The White House is the oldest known government building and has undergone many changes including styles, rooms, and outward appearance. It all

  • White Fang

    526 Words  | 2 Pages

    White Fang by Jack London, was written in 1906. The story is about a half-wolf, half-dog who is born from a she-wolf. His name is White Fang he is the only survivor of the litter. He becomes a pet of some Indians and becomes a great fighter. A man named Beauty Smith buys White Fang for liquor. Beauty uses White Fang to make money. He arranges fights to let people bet on, White Fang wins them all. Except A pitbull who bites White Fang in the neck and grips on. Finally a man named Weedon Scott punches

  • White Normativity

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    discuss the main problem, white normativity into internalized stereotypes. In order to understand white normativity, I need to address the meaning of white and the history of white people. A person is white if he or she has no black ancestry anywhere in family history (Zack, 2006). Therefore, the definition points out white purity. White purity resulted from nationalism and biologism becoming a moral, social and civic hereditary virtue (Zack, 2006). In America, the white purity race became the wealthiest

  • White Noise

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    In Don DeLillo’s eighth novel: White Noise, warmly accepted by critiques, the author exposes, that the money gained colossal meaning during our time, plunging down other values like freedom of customer choice and respect for shoppers. In his work of fiction he illustrates how current world of commerce impacts our minds by manipulating our decisions, and also he indicates that a human nature demonstrates immense vulnerability for such attack. Moreover the ubiquitous commercials lead us to desire of